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Your complete directory of Florida candidates for Governor, United State Senator and Congress in the current election cycle ... state political parties ... the official state election office ... and state news sources.

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LBJ & Claude Pepper 1964

ELECTION CALENDAR:
Filing Deadline: June 17, 2022
State Primary: August 23, 2022
CANDIDATE DIRECTORY LEGEND:
Bold = Active Candidate
Italics = Potential Candidate
* = Incumbent
won = Winner
(Incumbent Party Listed First)

This page was last updated on August 2, 2021


STATE CONSTITUTIONAL OFFICERS:

GOVERNOR:
(Note: Governor & Lt. Governor candidates run together on tickets in the General Election.)
Ron DeSantis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
John Mercadante (R) - Air Conditioning Engineer, GOP Activist & '18 Candidate
Charlie Crist (D) - Congressman, Ex-Governor, Ex-Attorney General & Ex-State Sen.
David Nelson Freeman (D) - Businessman
Nikki Fried (D) - State Agriculture Commissioner & Attorney
Jonathan Karns (D) - Restaurant Owner
Amaro Lionheart (D) - Documentary Filmmaker, Writer & Environmental Activist
Alex "Lundy" Lundmark (D) - Real Estate Broker & '18 Candidate
Timothy Mosley (D)

Annette Taddeo (D) - State Sen., Businesswoman, '16 US Rep Nom & '14 Lt Gov Nom
Daniel Uhlfelder (D) - Attorney

Robert Lee Willis (D)
Richard Dembinsky (NPA) - Engineer & Frequent Candidate
Kyle "KC" Gibson (NPA) - Pastor & Frequent Candidate
Frank Hughes Jr. (NPA) - Educational Consultant

David Jolly (NPA) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Congressional Aide & Ex-Republican

Next State Constitutional Officer Elections in 2022.

Jeb Bush - 1994

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR:
Jeanette Nunez (R)*

ATTORNEY GENERAL:
Ashley Moody (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Daniel Uhlfelder (D) - Attorney
Andrew Warren (D) - Hillsborough County State Attorney

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO):
Jimmy Patronis (R)* - (Campaign Site)

Bob Graham - 1978

STATE AGRICULTURE COMMISSIONER:
[ Nikki Fried (D)* - Candidate for Governor in 2022. ]
Gary Farmer (D) - State Sen. & Attorney
Melissa McKinlay (D) - Palm Beach County Commissioner & Ex-Congressional Aide

Ryan Morales (D) - Marketing Consultant, Democratic Activist & '20 St Rep Candidate
Rick Olle (R) - Database Administrator

Tom Rooney (R) - Ex-Congressman, Attorney, Rancher & Army Veteran

James Shaw (R)

Wilton Simpson (R) - State Senate President & Farmer


STATE LEGISLATURE:

Anti-Dempsey Barron - 1978

State House

State Senate


U.S. SENATOR:

Marco Rubio (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Piotr Blass (R) - Retired College Professor, Mathematician & Frequent Candidate
Howard Knepper (R) - Real Estate Developer & Frequent Candidate
Jake Loubriel (R) - National Guard Soldier & Trump Campaign Activist
Luis Miguel (R) - Marketing Copywriter & Trump Campaign Activist
Ervan Katari Miller (R) - Frequent Candidate
Dwayne Pinney (R) - IT Professional
Angela Walls-Windhauser (R) - Businesswoman & Frequent Candidate
Earl Yearicks IV (R) - Salesman
Edward Abud (D) - Security Guard Firm Owner
Val Demings (D) - Congresswoman & Retired Orlando Police Chief
Allen Ellison (D) - Policy Consultant & '18/'20 US Rep Nominee
Al Fox (D) - Lobbyist, Ex-Congressional Aide & '06 US Rep Candidate
Alan Grayson (D) - Ex-Congressman, Attorney & Frequent Candidate
Dana Harshman (D) - Pharmacy Manager
Josue Larose (D) - Frequent Candidate
Allek Pastrana (D) - Cyber Engineer
Ken Russell (D) - Miami City Commissioner & Surfboard Shop Owner
William Sanchez (D) - Attorney & Nonprofit Group Founder
Coleman Watson (D) - Attorney
Josh Weil (D) - Teacher
Aleem Young (D)
Dennis Misigoy (L) - Community Activist & '20 US Rep Candidate

David Jolly (SAM) - Ex-Congressman, Ex-Congressional Aide & Ex-Republican

Carlos Barberena (NPA) - Digital Marketing Consultant
Shantele Bennett (NPA) - Financial Advisor
Grace Granda (NPA) - Business Consultant
Steven B. Grant (NPA) - Boynton Beach Mayor & Attorney
Tuan Nguyen (NPA) - Telecommunications Professional
Timothy Devine (WI) - Frequent Candidate

Bob Graham - 1978

Rick Scott (R)* - (Campaign Site) - Next Election in 2024.
Bernard Korn (D) - Realtor, Ex-Police Officer & Frequent Candidate
Jim Davis (WI) - Code Enforcement Officer, USMC Veteran & Trump Campaign Activist


U.S. CONGRESS:

District 1:
Matt Gaetz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Bryan Jones (R) - Pilot, Gym Owner & Air National Guard Officer
Jeremy Kelly (R) - Afghan War Veteran
Greg Merk (R) - Test Pilot, Retired USAF/Navy Officer & '20 Candidate
John Mills (R) - Retired Navy Officer & '18/'20 Candidate 
Phil Ehr (D) - Retired Navy Commander & '18/'20 Candidate
Rebekah Jones (NPA) - Ex-State Health Department Data Analyst & Whistleblower

District 2:
Neal Dunn (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Karen Stripling (D) - Consultant
Linda Brooks (NPA) - Amateur Historian
Aaron Rutherford (NPA)

District 3:
Kat Cammack (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Justin Waters (R) - Attorney & Navy Veteran
Danielle Hawk (D) - Higher Education Professional & Community Activist
Tom Wells (D) - Scientist & Frequent Candidate

Joe Scarborough for Congress

District 4:
John Rutherford (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Erick Aguilar (R) - College Professor, Consultant, Retired Naval NCO & '20 Candidate
Luna Lopez (R) - Psychologist & GOP Activist
Al Robertson (D) - Retired Navy Veteran
Gary Koniz (WI) - Retired Journalist, Vietnam War Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 5:
Al Lawson (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jon Chuba (R) - Insurance Contract Analyst

District 6:
Mike Waltz (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Charles Davis (R)
Richard Thripp (D) - Teacher & '20 Candidate
Joe Hannoush (L) - Info Systems Professional & '20 State Rep Nominee
Gerry Nolan (NPA) - Real Estate Investor & '20 Candidate

District 7:
Stephanie Murphy (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Erika Benfield (R) - Ex-DeBary City Commissioner, Interior Decorator & '20 St Rep Candidate
Mark Busch (R) - Businessman, Ex-County Water Commissioner & '16 Candidate
Joe Cavagna (R)
Brady Duke (R) - Pastor & Navy Veteran
Jeremy Liggett (R) - Firearms Instructor, Army Veteran & Alt-Right Militia Activist
Cory Mills (R) - Businessman & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran
Anthony Sabatini (R) - State Rep., Attorney & National Guard Officer

Porter Goss for Congress

District 8:
Bill Posey (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Patrick Wells (R) - Technology Program Manager
Dena Grayson (D) - Biotechnology Consultant, Physician & '16 Nominee
Perry Gregg (D) - Professional ATP Tennis Coach, Computer Engineer & Inventor

Jim Kennedy (D) - Electrical Engineer & '20 Nominee

District 9:
Darren Soto (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Kevin Parker (D) - Food Service Worker & Progressive Activist
Hendrith Smith (D) - Investor, Systems Design Engineer & Author
Alycia Barnard (R) - Garage Door Supply Company Owner & '24 Presidential Candidate
Jose Castillo (R) - Businessman & '20 Candidate
Kenny Hartpence (R) - Network Engineer
Becky Hites (R) - Steel Industry Consultant & '20 Nominee in Georgia
Bill Olson (R) - Retired Army NCO, Afghan War Veteran & '20 Nominee
Sergio Ortiz (R) - Mortgage Banker, Pastor & '20 Candidate
George Shepherd III (R) - Logistics Coordinator & Tree Farmer

District 10:
[ Val Demings (D)* - Candidate for US Senate in 2022. ]
Jack Achenbach (D) - Registered Dietician & Personal Chef
Eric Atkinson (D) - Programmer, Accountant & USMC Veteran
Aramis Ayala (D) - Ex-9th District State Attorney
Randolph Bracy (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Businessman

Bakari Burns (D) - Orlando City Commissioner & Healthcare Executive

Terence Gray (D) - Pastor
Natalie Jackson (D) - Attorney, Navy Veteran & BLM Activist

Chris King (D) - Real Estate Executive, Attorney & '18 Gov Candidate

Teresa Tachon (D) - Teacher

Geraldine Thompson (D) - State Rep., Ex-State Sen., Museum Founder & '16 Candidate

Willie Montague (R) - Christian Nonprofit Group CEO, Life Coach & '20 Candidate
Jason Holic (NPA) - Businessman

District 11:
Dan Webster (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Gavriel Soriano (R) - Kosher Brewery Operations Manager
Jonathan Puzio (NPA)
Tony Rosado (NPA) - Ex-Mascotte Mayor & Auto Salesman

Reubin Askew for Governor / Jim Williams for Lt. Gov. - 1970

District 12:
Gus Bilirakis (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Brian Perras (R) - Actor, Navy Veteran & '20 Candidate in California
Bill VanHorn (D) - Retired Postal Worker
Kim Walker (D) - IT Professional, Ex-Correctional Officer & Army/USAF Veteran

District 13:
[ Charlie Crist (D)* - Candidate for Governor in 2022. ]
Ben Diamond (D) - State Rep. & Attorney
Christian Hotchkiss (D) - Client Development Representative
Eric Lynn (D) - Ex-US Defense Dept Official & '16 St Rep Nominee
Michele Rayner (D) - State Rep. & Attorney

Kanika Tomalin (D) - St Petersburg City Administrator/Deputy Mayor & Ex-Journalist

Audrey Henson (R) - Nonprofit Group Founder/CEO
Moneer Kheireddine (R) - Recent College Graduate
Anna Paulina Luna (R) - Businesswoman, USAF Veteran & '20 Nominee
Amanda Makki (R) - Attorney, Lobbyist, Ex-Congressional Aide & '20 Candidate

Matt Tito (R) - Businessman, USMC Veteran & '20 St Rep Nominee

Frank Craft (L) - Florist

District 14:
Kathy Castor (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jay Collins (R) - Nonprofit Executive, Retired Army Soldier & Iraq/Afghan War Veteran
Tony Eldon (D) - Teacher, Businessman & '20 St Sen Nominee
Alix "Jack Chistopher" Toulme (D) - Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Christine Quinn (R) - Food Seasonings Manufacturing Company Owner & '16/'20 Nominee
Angel Urbina (R) - IT Professional & National Guard Veteran
Erik Mishiyev (NPA) - YouTube Show Host & Ex-TV News Intern

District 15:
Scott Franklin (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Adam Hattersley (D) - Ex-State Rep., Engineer, Iraq War Veteran & '20 Candidate

Jesse Philippe (D) - Law School Graduate, Iraq War Veteran & '20 Candidate
Kel Britvec (NPA) - Retired Intelligence Analyst, Ex-Congressional Aide & '20 Candidate

District 16:
Vern Buchanan (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Martin Hyde (R) - Businessman, Community Activist & '17/'20 City Comm. Candidate
Ben "Nio" Miranda-Padilla (D) - Claims Adjuster & USAF Veteran
Jan Schneider (D) - Attorney, Ex-Congressional Aide & Frequent Candidate

Harry Johnston for Congress

District 17:
Greg Steube (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Andrew Bevan (D)
Dan Lambert (D) - Pastor & Ex-University Dean

District 18:
Brian Mast (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Melissa Martz (R) - Attorney & Yoga Instructor
Dr Joe Smith (R) - Chiropractor & Frequent Candidate
Pam Keith (D) - Attorney, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate

District 19:
Byron Donalds (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Cindy Banyai (D) - Organizational Consultant, College Professor & '20 Nominee

District 20 - SPECIAL ELECTION:
Filing Deadline: 10 August 2021 - Primary: 2 November 2021 - General: 11 January 2022
[ Alcee Hastings (D)* - Died April 6, 2021. ]
Natalia Allen (D) - Teacher & Web Developer
Matt Boswell (D) - Financial Advisor
Sheila Cherfilus-McCormick (D) - Businesswoman & '18/'20 Candidate
Elvin Dowling (D) - Consultant, Community Activist & Author
Bobby DuBose (D) - State Rep. & Ex-Fort Lauderdale City Commissioner
Omari Hardy (D) - State Rep., Ex-Lake Worth City Commissioner & Ex-Teacher
Dale Holness (D) - Broward County Commissioner, Ex-Lauderhill Commissioner & Businessman
Phil Jackson (D)
Krystal Jordan (D) - Life Coach, Ex-Police Officer & Community Activist
Emmanuel Morel (D) - Labor Consultant, Democratic Activist & Frequent Candidate

Bobby Powell (D) - State Sen., Ex-State Rep. & Urban Planner

Imran Siddiqui (D) - Broward University Official & Ex-Political Consultant
Barbara Sharief (D) - Broward Co Commissioner, Ex-Miramar Commissioner & Businesswoman
Priscilla Taylor (D) - Ex-Palm Beach County Commissioner, Ex-State Rep. & Businesswoman
Perry Thurston (D) - State Sen., Ex-State House Minority Leader & Attorney
Pradel Vilme (D) - Management Consultant & Tax Preparer
Vic DeGrammont (R) - Realtor & '20 Candidate
Roland Flores Jr. (R)
Lateresa Jones (R) - Life Coach & Frequent Candidate
Greg Musselwhite (R) - Welding Inspector, Pipe Fitter & '20 Nominee
Bernard Sansaricq (R) - Ex-Haiti Senate President, Businessman & '12 Candidate
Mike ter Maat (L) - Police Officer, Economist & Engineer
Shelley Fain (NPA)
Jim P. Flynn (NPA) - Real Estate Broker
Robert Ornelas (NPA) - Pastor, Conservative Activist & Frequent Candidate
Lenny Serratore (NPA) - Airport Operations Supervisor & '20 County Commission Candidate

J. Herbert Burke for Congress - 1972

District 21:
Lois Frankel (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Peter Arianas (R) - Businessman & Realtor
Jeffrey Buongiorno (R) - Technology Professional
Rod Dorilas (R) - Attorney & Navy Veteran
Keith Feit (R) - Educator & GOP Activist
Dan Franzese (R) - Investment Executive & GOP Activist
Laura Loomer (R) - Alt-Right Blogger, Anti-Muslim Activist & '20 Nominee

District 22:
Ted Deutch (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Steve Chess (R) - Chiropractor
Darlene Swaffar (R) - Insurance Agency Owner & '20 Candidate
Christine Scott (NPA) - QAnon Conspiracy Theorist & '20 Candidate

District 23:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeff Olson (R) - Realtor, Actor & '20 Candidate
Carla Spalding (R) - Nurse, Realtor, Navy Veteran & Frequent Candidate
Saad Suleman (R) - Telecom Salesman & Recent College Graduate
Rubin Young (R) - Ex-Legislative Aide, Army Veteran & Frequent Candidate

US Senator Dick Stone - 1980

District 24:
Frederica Wilson (D)* -
(Campaign Site)
Christine Olivo (D) - Ex-Church Youth Director, Community Activist & '20 Candidate
Lavern Spicer (R) - Nonprofit Food Bank Executive Director & '20 Nominee
Yosaif Glixman (NPA) - College Student

District 25:
Mario Diaz-Balart (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Drew Montez Clark (R) - Businessman & '20 St Rep Candidate
Adam Gentle (D) - Attorney

District 26:
Carlos Gimenez (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Jeremiah Schaffer (R)- HVAC Contractor

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) - Ex-Congresswoman & Ex-Nonprofit Group Consultant

Juan Paredes (D) - Computer Programmer

District 27:
Maria Elvira Salazar (R)* - (Campaign Site)
Nick Duran (D) - State Rep. & Nonprofit Group Executive

Angel Montalvo (D) - IT Professional

Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D) - Ex-Congresswoman & Ex-Nonprofit Group Consultant
David Richardson (D) - Miami Beach City Commissioner, Ex-State Rep. & '18 Candidate
Donna Shalala (D) - Ex-Congresswoman, Ex-US Health Secretary & Ex-University President

Ian Anthony Medina (NPA) - Law School Graduate & NY Resident

District 28 - NEW DISTRICT FOR 2022:
New Seat - No Incumbent



STATE POLITICAL PARTIES:

Jack Eckerd for Governor - Paula Hawkins for Lt Governor - 1978

Constitution Party of Florida (C)
Florida Democratic Party (D)
Green Party of Florida (G)
Libertarian Party of Florida (L)
Reform Party of Florida (REF)
- Alliance Party state affiliate
Republican Party of Florida (R)
Save America Movement Party (SAM)
Unity Party of Florida (U)
Independent / No Party Affiliation (NPA)
Write-In (WI)


STATE ELECTION OFFICE:

Secretary of State - Division of Elections


STATE NEWS SOURCES:

Ed Gurney - 1968

Apalachicola Times
Boca Raton News
Bradenton Herald
Broward El Heraldo (Spanish)
Broward Times (African-American)
Broward & Palm Beach New Times (Alternative)
Cedar Key Beacon
Charlotte Sun-Herald
Citrus County Chronicle
Daily Pulp
Daytona Beach News-Journal
Destin Log
Everglades City Echo
Fernandina Beach News Leader
Florida News Center (Media News)
Florida Political Press (Conservative)
Florida Politics
Fort Lauderdale CityLink (Alternative)
Fort Lauderdale Our Independent (Gay)
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
Fort Lauderdale Westside Gazette (African-American)
Fort Myers News-Press
Fort Pierce Tribune
Gadsden County Times
Gainesville Sun
Golden Gate Gazette
Hernando Today
Jacksonville Business Journal
Jacksonville Florida Times-Union
Jupiter Courier
Key West Citizen
Lake City Reporter
Lakeland Ledger
Leesburg Daily Commercial
Marathon Keynoter
Marco Daily News / Marco Island Eagle
Melbourne Florida Today
Miami Herald
Miami el Nuevo Herald (Spanish)
Miami Independent Media Center (Progressive)
Miami Jewish Star Times
Miami New Times (Alternative)
Miami-Dade County Campaigns and Politics
Naples Daily News
Northwest Florida Daily News
Ocala Star-Banner
Orlando Sentinel
Palatka Daily News
Palm Beach Post
Panama City News-Herald
Pasco News
Pensacola News Journal
Political Gateway - Florida
Ponte Vedra Beach & Jacksonville Beaches Leader
Post on Politics
St. Augustine Record
St. Petersburg Times -
(Political News - Political Blog)
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Sayfie Review (Politics)
Sebring News-Sun
South Florida Blade (GLBT)
South Florida Daily Business Review
South Florida Business Journal
Southwest Florida Business News
Stuart News
Sumter County Times
Sunshine State News (Conservative)
Tallahassee Democrat
Tampa Bay Business Journal
Tampa Bay Online
Tampa Tribune
Tampa Weekly Planet (Alternative)
Vero Beach Press Journal
Winter Haven News Chief
Ybor City Stogie

Janet Reno for Governor - 2002

WBBH TV-2 (NBC - Ft. Myers)
WINK TV-11 (CBS - Ft. Myers)
WCJB TV-20 (ABC - Gainesville)
WJXT TV-4 (IBS - Jacksonville)
WJXX TV-25 / WTLV TV-12 (ABC/NBC - Jacksonville)
WBZL TV-39 (WB - Miami)
WFOR TV-4 (CBS - Miami)
WSVN TV-7 (FOX - Miami)
WTVJ TV-6 (NBC - Miami)
WPLG TV-10 (ABC - Miami)
WINZ AM 940 Radio (Miami)
WESH TV-2 (NBC - Orlando)
WFTV TV-9 (ABC - Orlando)
WKMG TV-6 (IBS - Orlando)
WJHG TV-7 (NBC - Panama City)
WEAR TV-3 (ABC - Pensacola)
WCTV TV-6 (CBS - Tallahassee)
WTXL TV-27 (ABC - Tallahassee)
WFLA TV-8 (NBC - Tampa)
WFTS TV-28 (ABC - Tampa)
WTSP TV-10 (CBS - Tampa)
WTVT TV-13 (FOX - Tampa)
WPBF TV-25 (IBS - West Palm Beach)
WPTV TV-5 (NBC - West Palm Beach)

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